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December 9, 2014, 5:00 PM

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Erin Griffith / Fortune:
HBO to outsource streaming technology behind standalone service launching in 2015 to MLB Advanced  —  Exclusive: HBO to outsource streaming technology in blow to ‘backstabbing’ CTO  —  In a major strategic shift, HBO will license the technology underpinning the standalone streaming service it plans to offer in 2015.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
YouTube app on Apple TV gets YouTube's full video library, predictive search, channel subscriptions, and ads  —  YouTube's Apple TV Gets a New Look, More Videos ... and Ads  —  YouTube has spent the last couple years overhauling the apps it provides for different devices, but it has steered clear of Apple TV.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Dashlane feature will let you change all passwords for around 75 major websites including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, more, at once  —  Dashlane can now change all your passwords with a single click, and it's amazing  —  A feature we have been waiting for forever
David Meyer / Gigaom:
Uber banned in Spain & Thailand, sued in Portland, hassled in Rio  —  On Tuesday, both Thailand and Spain banned Uber.  You know the drill by now: The company's drivers don't have taxi permits and/or insurance, and the authorities have had an earful from furious cab drivers who do have to pay for such things.
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Nick Statt / CNET:
AP, Bloomberg, and CNN seek release of Steve Jobs deposition video used in antitrust case  —  News organizations fight to release Steve Jobs deposition video  —  Apple is combating reporters over sharing unreleased footage of the late Apple CEO shown in antitrust court Friday.
Brandon Bailey / Associated Press:
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Google-backed FIDO Alliance, working on password-free login, releases open standard 1.0  —  Google-backed password-killer crosses major milestone  —  In October, Google unveiled a surprising new way to log into Chrome and Gmail: a USB key.  It only worked as part of a two-factor setup …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Amazon now lets shoppers ‘Make an Offer’ to negotiate lower prices with merchants  —  Taking a leaf out of eBay's book, Amazon has announced a new “Make an Offer” feature that lets consumers negotiate prices with merchants.  —  Similar to eBay's “Best Offer” feature, Amazon will also now let shoppers …
Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
SoundCloud in discussions to raise about $150M at a valuation expected to top $1.2B  —  SoundCloud's Valuation Could Top $1.2 Billion With New Fundraising  —  SoundCloud, a popular music and audio-sharing service, is in discussions to raise about $150 million in new financing at a valuation …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple Stores recruiting fashion/luxury experts ahead of Apple Watch debut  —  We've already seen how Apple is presenting the upcoming Apple Watch, which it calls its most personal device yet, as not just another technology device but also a piece of jewelry that the fashion world will be proud to embrace.
Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:
Altiscale Raises $30 Million to Make Hadoop Easier to Use … Despite more than $1 billion invested in companies commercializing the big-data software Hadoop, it is still hard to handle, requiring teams of IT specialists to tend it and keep it running.  —  Interest in Hadoop from potential customers …
Kelton Lynn / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter expands Tailored Audiences ad targeting to include data from mobile apps  —  Introducing tailored audiences from mobile apps  —  Today, we're announcing tailored audiences from mobile apps, a new way for advertisers to create targetable audience segments based on mobile app actions such as an install, purchase or sign-up.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Amazon Instant Video can now stream movies and TV shows in 4K  —  Amazon today announced Amazon Instant Video has gained support for Ultra HD picture quality.  Amazon Prime subscribers can now watch movies, TV shows, and Amazon Original Series content in the higher resolution.
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Box launches Trust program with Symantec, Splunk, and others to help corporate customers protect sensitive data  —  Box launches ‘Trust’ security program with Symantec, Splunk, others  —  Summary:Now the soon-to-be public business is taking initiative by launching its own security coalition, dubbed Box Trust.
Mark Hachman / Macworld:
Bop.fm delivers almost ad-free, a la carte music streaming on the go  —  In 2013, Bop.fm quietly launched a Web service that promised “free legit music you can share with anyone.”  Now it's taking that model to the mobile space.  —  On Tuesday, the company announced the launch of its first iOS app …

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